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The Remarkable Life of the Skin: Bestsellers cărți Popularizarea științei

Autor Monty Lyman
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 20 feb 2020

- Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019- A Sunday Times 'MUST READ'- 'An exciting introduction to a little-known microscopic universe.' Sunday Times- 'A seriously entertaining book.' Melanie Reid, The Times- As read on RADIO 4's BOOK OF THE WEEK 

How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why can't we tickle ourselves? Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest, fastest growing and yet least understood organ. We see it, touch it and live in it every day. It's a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival.

It's also one of the first things people see about us and is crucial to our sense of identity. Our skin plays a central role in our lives. And yet how much do we really know about it? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history, Dr Monty Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ.

Examining our microbiome, our love of tattoos and whether or not beauty products really work, he reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you've ever imagined.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781784163525
ISBN-10: 178416352X
Pagini: 304
Ilustrații: 16 b&w integrated illustrations
Dimensiuni: 129 x 192 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Editura: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Colecția Black Swan
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Notă biografică

Dr Monty Lyman is a doctor and research fellow at the University of Oxford. His first book, The Remarkable Life of the Skin, was shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. He has given many talks at national conferences and has won several essay prizes, including the 2020 Royal Society of Medicine pain essay prize. He lives in Oxford, England.
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